The new BMW X5 M further ups the performance SUV game !
X5 has always been a dream SUV or SAV as BMW calls it, for many of us. BMW now ups the ante with the 2020 X5 M and we are genuinely happy. The X5 M has been launched here, priced at Rs1.95cr (Ex-showroom, India), and can be booked through their online booking platform as we speak.
Powering this monster is a 4.4L twin-turbo V8 engine putting out a whopping 625hp and 750Nm. The mill comes mated to an 8-speed automatic gearbox, sending power through the BMW’s M xDrive all-wheel-drive system to all the four wheels. The 0-100kmph sprint is done in just 3.8seconds and the top speed is electronically limited to 250kmph. Impressive numbers!
Adding more M-characteristics are, M-specific tune to the chassis, sits on M-specific adaptive suspension and dampers which are electronically controllable. An active roll stabilization system and ‘M’ compound brakes will further enhance the handling cues. Three driving modes on offer are — Track, Sport and Road.
A modicum of design changes for the exterior which distinguishes the leviathan X5M from the regular X5 includes, the double bar M grille finished in gloss-black, sportier front bumper with an apron, the M gills on both fenders, the iconic double-arm ORVMs, new and dynamic rear bumper, twin tailpipes and a roof-mounted spoiler. Also on offer is the staggered ‘M’ light alloy wheels 21-inch and 22-inch at the front and and back respectively.
Hopping inside, X5M gets the M specific quilted seat design, 12.3inch displays serving the infotainment and instrument cluster purposes. The usual, BMW gesture control, wireless charging pad, Harman Kardon surround sound system, a panoramic sunroof, four-zone climate control AC and etc. The optional upgrade gizmos include a rear-seat entertainment package and Bowers and Wilkins Diamond surround sound system. If you would like to further customize the X5M, BMW’s Individual service is always at hand offering exclusive paintwork and interior trims.
Speaking of the safety equipment level, the X5 M has an array of them, like cruise control with braking function, collision and pedestrian warning with city braking function, adaptive LED headlapm units, BMW Head-up-display(HUD), the list goes on. Will this bahnstomer be able to keep up with the likes of Audi RS Q8 and Porsche Cayenne Turbo? Let us know your opinions on the BMW X5 M Competition.